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Wenck Associates taking standard penetration tests to determine soil condition on the field. These tests help determine the potential costs of the proposed field improvements. Students like Sophomore Claire Jensen are excited for the changes: “I’m looking forward to being able to play sections games on our field. Being able to play home games on our field and not having to worry about tripping or anything.” Photo: Henry Holcomb

Les Barnard Field warms up for renovation

Henry Holcomb, Sports Editor March 14, 2018

It's no secret that South’s field is in need of repair. It's needed improvements for years, and now it may finally be getting some. You’ve heard the rumor, ‘We might get a new field next year,’...

 After the loss to Hopkins, senior guard Morgan Hill was thankful for support from the South teachers, students and band that came to game. “Weve never come this far, so it was good that everybody came to support us and it didn’t end well but I’m glad everybody came.”
Photo: Eli Shimanski

After strong season, women’s basketball misses slam dunk in section finals

Livia Lund, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2018

After playing hard, South Tigers lost to the Hopkins Royals during the women’s basketball section championship this Thursday, ending with a score of 95-62. With a crowd packed with family, friends,...

Andrew Fohrenkam practices his punches against coach Cerresso Fort. Fort finds that boxing “takes techniques and skills and you got to use your mind and brain to think. It’s good to be healthy.”  Picture: Gabe Chang-Deutsch

Hooked? The new boxing club at South

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer March 1, 2018

Walk into room 134 and you might see a regular classroom. Books line the walls and there are desks shoved to the side. But, this room also doubles as a makeshift boxing gym on Mondays and Thursdays. The...

Skiers from left to right (top) Erika Peterson 8, Eliana Storkamp 9, Izzy Bergman 10, Ella Hock Robinson 8, Josie Ferguson 10, Izzy Willette 12 and Anna Mulhern 12 made it to state as a team. Photo courtesy; Izzy Willette.

Women’s Nordic team defy own expectations, make it to State

Gabe Chang-Deutsch, Staff Writer February 15, 2018

For the first time in many years the Women’s Nordic Team made it state in Nordic Skiing. While many years they have gotten close, this year “they had four strong skiers coming into sections, while...

Freshman and member of South’s B-Squad Basketball team Rahma Farah lines up for a shot at practice. With South getting sport hijabs for the first time this year, it’s easier for her and some of her teammates to practice and play in games. Farah explained, “Without the sport hijabs it would be so difficult to play [in practices and games].”
Photo: Cece Kaufmann

Athletic Hijabs Bring More Confidence to Girls Basketball Players

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer February 1, 2018

For the first time, South High School has gotten athletic hijabs. Jamila Bihi, a sophomore and B-squad player for South’s Women’s Basketball Term said this is important because, “For me, normal...

Pictured above is senior Stephanie Krause skating during a practice at Parade Ice Garden. The team hasn’t had many practices, but once the group gains a few more members they hope to have them more often.
Photo courtesy of Maren Stone.

Skating team glides into South as a club sport

Tannen Holt, Staff Writer February 1, 2018

Despite South having a variety of sports for people with different skills and interests, there remains a margin of sports that are not recognized by the school. In some cases, there are athletes who do...

The above graph with data from a study by Brooklyn College called Women in Intercollegiate Sport A Longitudinal, National Study Thirty-Seven Year Update shows the percentage of female coaches coaching female sports since 1978. Shortly after the passing of Title IX, the percentage of coaches has been steadily falling.

Where did all the female coaches go?

James Warren, Staff Writer February 1, 2018

When you play a sport, you normally want to feel comfortable and safe in that environment, and having a coach that is the same gender of you could help with this. “Having a female coach makes it easier...

The wrestling team practices for second time this season.  Head coach Drew Gau has high hopes for the team this year We got a great group of kids. I’m excited about them. said Gau. Photo: Mia Swanson

The wrestling team “family”: Stronger together

Mia Swanson, Staff Writer December 8, 2017

The South High wrestling team has many accomplishments, yet the team gets little recognition in the South community. The wrestling team has been dominating championships for the past eleven years now....

Senior Nina Kilgriff wears a Movband fitness tracker. This is one way students enrolled in online gym get credit along with completing daily assignments and work-out logs. “I dont think the difficulty is high, its not hard stuff that youre doing its just the amount of it [that’s] the challenging part,” said senior Ella Johnstad on the course workload. Photo: Zoe Chinander-McFaul

Online gym offers alternatives to busy students

Zoë Chinander-McFaul, Staff Writer December 8, 2017

It’s been over a decade since the first online gym class began and now it’s name is echoed around the halls. If you can’t imagine having to change clothes in school, there’s online gym. If you...

Elycia Willis, number 14 pictured above, is the second female varsity player in South history. She plays safety for the team and is fighting the misconception that only males can play football. “It actually feels pretty cool because bringing it to light that some girls that wanna play football. Showing them that they can, it’s pretty cool,” said Willis. 
Photo: Spencer Kimball

Tackling stereotypes, female joins football varsity team

Oliver Hall, Staff Writer November 15, 2017

For the first time in 21 years and the second time in South’s history, the varsity football team has a female player. Her name is Elycia Willis. She plays safety, and to her getting all the recognition...

Pictured above: Sophomore and junior varsity player Jude Nair at Super Soccer Saturday. “We had ten games scheduled and [because of bussing] we only played six,” said freshmen Andrew Njogu. Soccer is among other South sports that are struggling with busing inconsistency. Photo: Henry Holcomb

Budget cuts leave athletic department on edge

Cece Kaufmann, Staff Writer November 14, 2017

Recent budget cuts of about ten percent in Minneapolis Public Schools athletic department has led the district to sever their five year contract with Adidas. This cut, along with transportation problems...

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